The voucher program helps pay rent for housing that is decent, safe, and sanitary. Approved program participants locate rental units of their own choosing that meet these standards. Rental Assistance may be used in any housing which meets federal standards for size, quality and rent reasonableness.
In general, program participants are required to contribute 30% of their adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities. The difference between the family's portion of the rent and the amount charged by the owner is paid to the landlord with the transfer of federal funds provided by HUD.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List for Garfield County is currently open. Completing the pre-application online will place you on the selected waiting lists. The Garfield County Housing Authority has adopted a Residency Preference for the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program for Garfield County. An applicant will qualify for a residency preference if they currently live, work, or have been hired to work in Garfield County.
Eligible applicants will be placed on the waiting list and sorted according to preference and then date/time.
NOTICE: You must keep a Current Mailing Address on file with us to be maintained on our waiting list! Failure to do so will result in removal from waiting lists. At that time you will have to reapply. If you call to ask where you are on the waiting list please be aware we do not give out that information.
Please beware that some wait lists have a waiting period of up to 2 years or more. If you apply for assistance it is your responsibilty to contact the Garfield County Housing Authority to keep your contact information and your mailing address current. If you do not have a current mailing address on file you may be taken off the waiting list(s). ALL CHANGES MUST BE IN WRITING.
The Garfield County Housing Authority also administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Eagle, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties as a State of Colorado contractor. These waiting lists are funded with Division of Housing.
NOTICE: As of September 1, 2016 at 8:00am the Garfield County Housing Authority has closed the waiting lists for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in Moffat, Pitkin, Eagle, and Rio Blanco Counties. Any applications turned in after this date will be denied.